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Civil Rights District
Ranked #13 of 96 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center.
Reviewed May 3, 2012

downtown Bham is just plain scary. this facility is in a very bad area. lots of bums on the streets. people are shot, robbed, beaten about every day.

10  Thank BillinAlabaster
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

The city has made great strides to pay homage to the civil rights era. It was moving to walk in the same steps as the leaders of the movement. Well placed signs lead you through the important events. The sole detraction was the vagrant population in the parks, screaming hostilities and vulgarities. We were also panhandled, despite a prohibition posted on the signage.

3  Thank lga311
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Really, its a small district. The A.G. Gaston Motel, where Dr. King stayed at while at Birmingham, sits abandoned. The area has gone downhill with vagrants and gangs (which really isn't a problem).
The 16th Street Baptist Church is a great place to go to, especially after hearing about its history. The CR Institute is a good place as well.

Really, its a nice pleace to visit.

2  Thank Brandon W
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